Two Slidell producers and employee served with fine notices
Two Slidell producers were served with fine notices by Department of Insurance Fraud Section Investigators on November 19 for allegedly allowing and compensating an unlicensed employee to act as an insurance producer on behalf of their business. The employee was also issued a fine notice for conducting the business of insurance without a license.
Dennis Wayne McKinley, Sr. (61) and Yvette Suzanne McKinley (44) were each served by Fraud Section Investigators on Friday with a $5,000 fine notice for allegedly allowing an unlicensed employee to conduct insurance business on their behalf with compensation. Peggy Pulling (57) was also served on Friday with a $10,000 fine notice for allegedly selling, soliciting and negotiating insurance transactions without a license.
Department records show that Dennis McKinley was issued a Property and Casualty license in January 1983 and a Life, Accident and Health license in May 1986, both of which are still valid. Records show that Yvette McKinley was issued a Property and Casualty license in June 1986 which is still valid. She also held a Life, Accident and Health license from May 1992 through April 2006.
All parties have 30 days from time of service to request an administrative appeal. If they do not appeal, Dennis and Yvette McKinley have 30 days from the time of service to pay the fines or any active licenses they hold will be suspended until the fine is paid.
Commissioner Donelon urges consumers who feel uneasy about any insurance-related transaction to call the Department of Insurance Fraud Unit at 225-342-4956 or 1-800-259-5300. If callers don’t want their names used, they can request that their involvement be kept confidential.